Trapped motorists rescued from crash down 30-foot slope

- Two people were rescued from a car that went off a highway and down an embankment Saturday morning in unincorporated Sonoma County, California Highway Patrol officials said.

CHP officers were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to a crash on state Highway 37 near state Highway 121.

The first officers to arrive were unable to see the crash, CHP officials said.

But an officer got out of a patrol vehicle, went to the shoulder and heard the sound of a car horn.

The officer still couldn't see the car because trees were blocking it from view.

But he found it by walking down a 30-foot, muddy embankment and crossing a creek, according to CHP officials. Two people were trapped inside the car.

Following a rescue, the driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The passenger was not hurt.

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